Julia Fantacone is a Policy Associate in Altarum’s Population Health Strategies business line and provides support to a number of projects in the substantive areas of maternal and child health, health equity and disparities, disability, nutrition and childhood obesity, behavioral health, and community coalition development, among others. As a member of Altarum’s Health Disparities and Health Equity Area of Expertise team, she spearheaded internal and external social media and awareness-raising events.
Ms. Fantacone leads and manages tasks on evaluation and technical assistance projects and contributes to the development and implementation of evaluation and technical assistance plans. She currently manages a qualitative research project for the Office of Population Affairs that aims to assess the long-term factors that affect the sustainability of Title X centers, including costs, billing, reimbursements, network inclusion, and confidentiality. She also acts as Internship Coordinator for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Graduate Student Epidemiology Program and provides technical support to the Bureau’s Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development.
Ms. Fantacone recently supported the implementation of the Office of Minority Health’s National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), a nationwide community‐driven approach to ending health disparities. In this role, she managed NPA partnerships with national nonprofits and collaborates with a wide variety of federal and regional stakeholders to provide technical assistance and strategic planning.
Ms. Fantacone uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills to facilitate key informant interviews and focus groups; describe and analyze data using descriptive and inferential statistics; synthesize information, data, and research; and present study findings in issue briefs or reports. Her excellent organizational skills have been useful in numerous projects to schedule telephone interviews and site visits with key informants and stakeholders as well as coordinate in-person meetings with expert panels and advisory committees.
Ms. Fantacone received a bachelor of arts degree in public administration from Stonehill College and a master of public policy degree with a concentration in social policy from American University.